Re: RFC: Handling of certificates in Debian
On Sat, 31 Aug 2002, Brian May wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 12:18:04AM +0100, Andrew McDonald wrote:
> > Even the hostname check can be problematic - does the user really need
> > to accept the certificate every time because the name doesn't match?
> I think the issue is this: if no hostname check is done, how to you know
If no hostname check is done, it is a security bug. If no server and client
certificate checks are done (and implemented), it is a security bug.
> (note that I really like this realiance on checking the hostname, for
> instance it doesn't work properly with virtual name domains under https,
> but it somehow seems to have become the defacto default, and we seem to
> be stuck with it for now).
It can, if the !@#$@#$ browsers implement the altName extension.
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